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Johnson Controls to Acquire German Battery Maker
August 23, 2001 by Auto Service World

Johnson Controls, Inc. has announced that it will acquire German automotive battery maker Hoppecke Automotive GmbH & Co. KG from Accumulatorenwerke Hoppecke Carl Zoellner & Sohn GmbH.U.S.-based Johnson Controls which whose customers include DaimlerChrysler, Ford, Honda, Nissan Toyota, Advance Auto,

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Engine Parts Buying Group Poised to Open Western Canada DC
August 21, 2001 by Auto Service World

The E.R.I. Group has announced that it will be opening a Western Canada distribution center in early September.The facility, operating under the Independent Parts Warehousing Inc. name, a wholly owned subsidiary of E.R.I., will be open for business at its

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F-M Sells Industrial Bearing Business
August 16, 2001 by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul Corporation has sold its industrial rotating plant bearing and magnetic bearing business to Waukesha Bearings Corporation, a subsidiary of New York-based Dover Corporation. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The sale includes an engineering and sales office and

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Tenneco Sending Technicians Back to School
August 16, 2001 by Auto Service World

Tenneco Automotive is sending 17 Expert Plus members to a two-day racing school.The 17 technicians will spend two days honing their formula-car driving skills at the Auto Sport Basi Racing School in Laval, Que., through TA’s Canadian “Race to the

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Words, Not Actions the Issue in Cell Phone Safety, Says Study
August 16, 2001 by Auto Service World

It’s not the act of using a cell phone that affects driving safety, it’s the distraction of the conversation, according to a new study from the U.S. based National Safety Council.Conversing on cell phones while driving can lead to significant

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Magna spinoff Intier Automotive post 60% profit increase, warns of slowdown
August 15, 2001 by Auto Service World

Original equipment parts supplier, Intier Automotive Inc., newly spun off by Magna International as a publicly traded company, reported a 60% rise in second-quarter profit Tuesday.Despite the auto industry slowdown, the auto parts company said net income rose to $18.4

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Fore-Tenn Agencies Partner Killed in Motorcycle Accident
August 13, 2001 by Auto Service World

Tom Hodgson, partner in Fore-Tenn Marketing West, was killed yesterday in a motorcycle accident in Chicago, Ill.Few details were available at this time, although Hodgson was in Chicago to attend the National Hardware Show and was combining a motorcycle trip

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Heavy Focus on Aluminum Content for 2002 Vehicles
August 9, 2001 by Auto Service World

The average aluminum content in 2002 model year cars and light trucks will increase to 268 pounds per vehicle, up from 255 pounds just last year, according to a report from American Metal Market (AMM), a metal trades journal.Both domestic

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Kirmac Technology Division and CCC Renew Agreement
August 8, 2001 by Auto Service World

CCC Information Services Inc. and KiTSystems, the technology division of British Columbia-based Kirmac Automotive Collision Systems, announced that they have reached agreement for CCC to continue providing collision repair management solutions to the industry through the end of 2006.As a

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Manufacturers and Distributors Dispute E-business’ Role, Says Report
August 6, 2001 by Auto Service World

A new report funded by the Distribution Research and Education Foundation says that manufacturers and distributors are at odds over the role e-busness will play.The report, from Pembroke Consulting of Philadelphia, Penn., "Facing the Forces of Change: Future Scenarios for

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Canadian Tire Reports Second Quarter Earnings Up 8.9%, Same Store Sales Up 7%
August 3, 2001 by Auto Service World

Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited reports its consolidated net earnings of $53.4 million, compared to the $49.0 million recorded in 2000, are an 8.9% increase. Earnings before interest expense, income tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) also rose 8.9% to $142.8 million

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Uni-Select Inc. Increases 2nd Quarter Earnings By Nearly 50%
August 2, 2001 by Auto Service World

Uni-Select releases its results for the second quarter of 2001, posting a 47.3% increase in earnings over last year. The company’s net earnings have increased by 47.3% to $4,374,000 or $0,24 per share compared to $2,970,000 or $0.16 per share,